Nigerian International Passport: Application, Cost & Renewal

This post on Nigerian International Passport will reveal the new current cost of Nigerian International Passport this August 2019, renewal of the passport, How to apply for Nigerian International Passport online, price, e.t.c


What is a National Passport?

A passport is a travel document, usually issued by the government of a nation, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel.  A valid Nigerian international passport is a vital piece of document issued to Nigerian citizens intending to travel outside the country.

For new passport applications, Nigeria now offers electronic passports known as e-passports. These passport are in hard copies and not soft copies and is classified as either Standard Nigerian passport or Official e-passport, depending on intended use.

How To Obtain A Valid Nigerian International Passport

The Nigerian International Passport can be obtained in two ways, online or offline. Either ways, they are still the same

Offline International Passport

Usually, this is the most common way that Nigerians are familiar wth. It is also expensive as obtaining your Nigerian passport is done through an agent. I won’t advise that you use this method as the technicalities you would encounter plus the risk of being defrauded is common with applying for a Nigerian passport via an agent.Either ways, you would still have to take your printed documents to the immigration office.

Online Nigerian International Passport Requirement

Below are the guidelines to obtain your international passport online and the required documents:

  • Nigerian Passport Application form (should be completed online & printed out).
  • Payment Slip.
  • Local Government State of Origin.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Change of name affidavit (if you’ve changed your name before).
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s data page.
  • Two current passport-size photographs.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Processing Nigerian passport fee of N15,000.

Below is the process on how to pay online after you have gotten the above documents.

  • Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal here
  • Locate & click on the e-passpoert tab to in the appropriate application form to start the process
  • Select your preferred passport type.
  • Select your Processing Country.
  • Fill in the form with your current and correct details.
  • Upload the scanned copies of your required documents
  • Select your payment method and proceed to online payment.
  • Click on Submit

Difference between 32 pages International Passport & 64 pages International Passport

There is the 32 pages International Passport, and there is the 64 pages. The 64-page e-Passport was introduced against the backdrop that Nigerians, especially frequent travelers especially businessmen easily exhausted their 32-page passports. It will also aid the individual travelers the cumbersome problem of having to carry bulky passport booklets.

Although, you almost can’t lay your hands on the 64 pages passport without first presenting your filled up or expired 32 pages passport. This is in a bid to make sure that they (immigration officers) remain in business, as the official cost for making a 64 pages international passport is N70,000 for a valid period of 10 years while 32 pages costs N25,000 when you visit the Nigerian Immigration Service office.

Nigerian International Passport Renewal

If you want to renew your Nigerian International passport, you would be required to present the following documents in person at the immigration office. As announced by the Federal government, the new cost of renewing the passport in Nigeria is N70,000. If misplaced, you might be referred to the immigration head office in Abuja to get it done.

Documents needed for Nigerian International Passport Renewal

  • Police Report (if misplaced).
  • The Renewal Fee N70,000.
  • Two (2) passport-size photographs preferably with white background.
  • Applicant should provide Passport Number of lost Passport (if applicable).
    Applicant will be required to appear in person for bio-metric and image acquisition.


It is advisable to apply afresh for a new International Passport rather than go through the stress for the renewal. The Official website of the Nigerian Immigration Service:

Support Email:

Immigration Help desk line: +234 (1) 2714449, 4541452.

Latest news on cost of new International passport (August, 2019)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000 while issuance of the new international passport willl begin from Monday, March 4 2019 in Abuja.

  • 32-page five-year standard passport stood at N25,000;
  • 64-page five-year standard passport at N35,00;
  • 64-page 10-year standard passport at N70,000;
  • 32-page five-year official passport at N15,000.

The above cost was seen on the punch newspaper and the e-passport will be vaild for 10 years to begin by March, 2019 according to Nigerian Immigrations (NIS)


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I am simply known as Ikenwa Chizoba, a seasoned blogger and the Founder of Nigerian Infopedia. A very simple person who loves writing, reading and research.


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  1. I want to comment on this ..renewal of passport here in Spain is not only the 20k …. in Spain here they will ask you to pay 150euro on the first day and on the collecting day you will also pay the 150euro apert from online payment………Nigeria 4u

    1. Bem

      That is strange, Sony Love. I just renewed mine (124 Euros for the 64 page passport that was available). I paid online, when I went for the biometrics capturing, they charged 60 euros for “administrative fees” that the “funny man” announced during his long talk (still have the receipt). Nothing more than that (and I collected it myself without paying a dime, even though they kept us waiting!). So, you either did not do it through the proper channels or are not giving the exact figures.

  2. Yahaya Momoh

    It is a right step in the right direction, kindly keep the public informed about the latest development.

  3. Felix Duke

    Hello, pls is the infos really true? Because thereā€˜s lots of fraudulent activity prior to this.

    1. Yes but due to the economic situation of the country,it might be subject to change at any moment

  4. Konko

    I appplied in beginning of this september but my passport is nt yet out….the agent told me that 32pgs booklets ar nt available and pls i want to knw if there is any other better alternative than “to wait

    1. Somadina

      The immigration officers do share the passport booklet within themselves, on a personal business so you got to get the cabals to get quick response it’s about business

  5. OLAJIDE ONIGBANJO, please am coming to passport office todaywhat annd what do i need to come along with and where is ikeja passport office?

    1. This might be helpful to you on what you would need or take along to the immigration office and

      1. Kelvin Calvin

        My name is Kelvin I live in Germany and I want to apply for Nigeria passport and I don’t know how to do it can you help playing

        1. Do you know that you can now apply for a Nigerian International passport online easily

  6. miami

    How long does it takes

    1. About a month but you know how Nigeria things are done

  7. Will

    Pls admin, how can I get a new passport, cos my old one is about to expire. Is it allow to just get a new one or must renew the old passport?? And how is it if I’m allow to do a new one?


    1. It is the same thing. If you choose to renew it the better

  8. julius

    Can the passport be obtain at the state capital ? Or only at the headquarters in abuja.

  9. julius


  10. Oluwaseun

    My husband have been trying to renew his passport in UK for the past one month now and he has not be giving.what is really causing the delay

  11. Michael Olagunjo

    My wife applied to change name since 10-09-16 in U.K. collection was supposed to be 15th sept 2016. Today is 9th November 2016, passport isn’t ready for collection. Please any advice.

  12. Michael Olagunjo

    Can I travel with ETC and try apply for another passport while on holiday in Nigeria?

  13. I misplaced my passport and I don’t have a copy, I am planning on travelling to Barbados by Jan to see if I can get volunteer charity jobs.

    You stated in your write up instead of renewal I can just get another, is this even possible? I was told I’d you tried to apply for another and the system shows your previous acquisition you can be jailed or so

    Please clarify this issue for me


  14. Emmy Don

    what is the current price of international passport now?

    1. Maybe 25,000 to 30,000. NothNot in nigeria is permanent

  15. Abubakar

    Am Abubakar and we are trying to get a passport for our child born in USA.We have completed the procedures and supposed to GI to new York for the interview.We have missed 2 appointments now and we will have time till January to attwn the interview,so u wanna know If it will be Ok for us to wait till December end before we can reschedule another appointment since we missed the November 23rd appointment.

  16. Abubakar

    Am Abubakar and we are trying to get a passport for our child born in USA.We have completed the procedures and supposed to go to New York for the interview.We have missed 2 appointments now and we will not have time till January to attend the interview,so we wanna know If it will be Ok for us to wait till December end before we can reschedule another appointment since we missed the November 23rd appointment.


    What is the actual cost of Nigerian Passport?

    What are the necessary documents to take along to the immigration office?


  18. Kunle tokunbo

    Can I get new passport instead of renewal

  19. Adeyeye Jimoh Ademola

    Pls let e know if a number is maintained when renewal

  20. Philip

    I applied for passport renewal in 21st October in UK. Till date I have not receive the new one and no clue on when it will be available. How do I travel with expired passport before my visa expires in January 2017. Please advice. Thanks

  21. kevin

    I want to apply for passport how can I apply and how many month can it last for it to be out@admin

  22. Ugochukwu Dennis

    please i want to renew my international passport, how much does it cost to renew and what did i need to go with to the immigration office

  23. Mary

    Pls what is d current price of getting a new international passport and what document is require if i am doing it offline

  24. francis

    how much does it cost to Renew international passport in Nigeria

    1. Everything will cost about N40,000 to do the international passport

      1. Gloria

        Are you saying it will cost me 40,000 naira just to renew Nigerian international passport?

        1. Yes, you know the Nigerian syndrome of inflating things unnecessary

      2. Olubunmi

        Please ADMIN, in getting new passport, How much and how long does it take to get it afterall? Thanks.

        1. Although there is a static price, the price varies due to corruption in the country. Its best you contact the immigrations office in your vicinity to ascertain the price

  25. whats the official application fee for Nigerian international passport.

  26. Roger Adafe

    The span of an e-passport should be subjected to a ten years period plan with renewal after the first 5 years.
    I believe the present 5 years period is exploitative and pose rigorous tortuous psychological disorder to Nigerians over the world, considering our size and manpower available to handle such requests for new and renewal.

  27. Roger Adafe

    The span of an e-passport should be subjected to a ten years period plan with renewal after the first 5 years.
    I believe the present 5 years period is exploitative and pose rigorous tortuous psychological disorder to Nigerians over the world, considering our size and manpower available to handle such requests for new and renewal.

  28. Chi

    Please when will passport booklets be available in the country.since.i applied since January this year and up till now,,I haven’t gotten it because in the whole of Nigeria there are no booklets.

  29. emmanuel

    how much is going to cost to get an international passport now and what are the requirements

    1. Due to the unavailability of the booklet, I can’t really say the price or cost to get a nigerian international passport.

      According to the Nigerian immigration website, Below are the Requirements for Obtaining a Standard Nigerian Passport

      1. Guarantor’s form duly signed by a commissioner of oaths plus
      2. Photocopy of; (a) Data page of guarantor’s passport and
      Photocopy of National identity card
      Drivers License
      3. Father’s Letter of content for minors under 16yrs (Mother’s letter of consent in case of deceased father)
      4. Marriage Certificate where applicable
      5. Husband’s consent letter or Letter of introduction for employee of government or corporate organization
      6. Court affidavit and police report in case of lost passport.
      7. Birth Certificate or Age declaration
      8. Letter of identification from Local Government of origin or residence
      9. One(1) passport photograph
      10. Acknowledgement slip and receipt of payment

      Explanatory Note:

      No Nigerian is allowed to hold multiple standard passport
      All Standard passports have a life span of 10 years with an initial validity of five (5) years.

  30. Solo

    Pls my broda got passport but instead of e passport they gave him ecowas passport, can he use it to apply for uk visa

  31. oluwaseyi Edwin

    please how can I get a guarantors data page and a signature been signed by a commissioner of oath to obtain a passport and can I use my work identity card instead of not having neither drivers license or national identity card

  32. Timothy

    How much will it cost for Nigeria international passport and visa to Canada.

  33. senzy

    My fellow Nigerians, I’ve a 32 page passport that expires 2020. But am looking to change my details. Any information will be appreciated

  34. Jude

    There a booklet they only issue to people who pay double the rest that pay normal prices u have to wait for ever my friend got his Passport in three days

  35. yemi

    is there a difference between the ecowas passport and the regular passport because i was issued an ecowas passport but was told it is as good as the regular one. thanks

  36. Njoku Jerry

    how long does it take to renew a Nigerian international passport?

    1. About 2 to 4 months

  37. Kola

    Hello, can you please confirm you actually meant 2 to 4 months to renew an international passport

  38. tosin

    Pls I don’t ‘ve drivers licence Wat do I do.

  39. omoh

    What is the actual cost of Nigerian international Passport?

    What are the necessary documents to take along to the immigration office?


  40. Michael

    How many days will it to get my lost passport back

    1. This question will be best answered at the immigration office because it varies

  41. Kazeem Abdullahi

    someone told me that if you want to renew ur passport is free now, that was the lates news i heard.

  42. Temitope

    It’s writing in the recquirdment that renewer is 20000 naira pls is trute or false


    please how long dose lost case take before get it. beacuse i travel to ABUJA to capture on tueday last week up till now i have not geting my passport. what u think i should do
    please advice.

    1. That would depend on the immigration office

  44. Awuzie olivia

    Pls, how much can I get a visa for Canada?

  45. Oluwatobi

    You made mention of applying for a new passport afresh instead of going through the hassles of renewal. My question is won’t the biometrics and data capture done earlier prevent it?

  46. Olapeju

    I av issue of changing my daughter name on her passport, so what step do I take

  47. Ajirioghene

    Pls can l get done my international passport in any state of the federation preferably Asaba, Delta State? I want to be cleared whether it is limited to some states of the federation, pls.

  48. Mcheal Oluwakayode

    hello is it permitted under the law of nigeria immigration services to renew passport that remains 11months to expired.
    please i needs answer.

    1. No, you have to wait until its two months to expire before you opt for renemwal

  49. Oluwamuye Francis

    How come some official charge between 27000-30000 for new passport or renewal?

  50. demola

    I registered for a new passport this month March, please it will take how long to collect it because they said they will call me

    1. It depends on them. 3 weeks to a month

  51. Oyedele Samson

    pls admin,I lost my passport without having any copy left,though d passport has expired,pls how am I going to go about this, bcos i was told I can’t do anything without the lost passport number

    1. This issue is common. My only advise is to meet a high ranking officer at the immigrations office and explain your plight politely

  52. Ekpenyong

    Please update the design of this page to include submission date to reflect the currency of the information shared

  53. Rowland

    pls what is the current price of getting a new passport and how long will it take to be processed ?

  54. Angelriel

    Pls whats are the options to change the Date of Birth of expired passport?, The error occurred by the agent and he said i can change it as soon its expires.

  55. Pascal

    Registering online or offline which is best because i want to register online. Pls advise sir…

    1. Honestly if i were to anwer that, i will choose offline because i like to see what I am doing physically, but since its possible online you can try it out

  56. Akinwande Dare

    Goodday pls what’s the difference btw standard and official international passport? Pls I do I go about obtaining the e – passport and how long ll it take? Those documents how ll it get to u.

    1. I believe the answer to your question is on this post Here

  57. Emmanuel chidiebere

    Good morning, you really doing a good job, God bless you.
    Please clergy most on us on this international passport. My younger sister got her international passport last three weeks and I wanna go for mine but my doubt is this , instead of an international passport. She was given an Ecowas passport which I think is only accepted in African countries
    Please is that the said international passpory, please clergy me as this my first time I wanna go for an international passport .please don’t overlook this am really pressed and confused on this.
    God bless you

    1. You have to specify to the immigration office whether its ECOWAS passport you want or the international passport

  58. Bamidele Oluwafemi Mark Babatunde

    My Passport will get expired by this Year july, and im planning to go for visas , will it be okay or i should renew it before taken it for submission ?

  59. isco

    i have an expired passport.having a fresh one order than renewal, is it allowed

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